United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Offshore Wind Energy Market is segmented by Foundation Type (Fixed Foundation, and Floating Foundation), and Capacity (Less Than 5 MW, and Greater Than or Equal to 5 MW),

Market Snapshot

United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market Size
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >13.5 %
United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The United Kingdom offshore wind energy market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 13.5% in the forecast period of 2022-2027. Covid-19 has affected the overall economy of the United Kingdom in the last two years. The pandemic COVID-19 hit the United Kingdom in early 2020 and disrupted the energy sector manufacturing, supply chains, and mobility due to lockdown and cross-border restrictions, which had a significant impact on the offshore wind energy market. The government's supportive policies and a significant rise in investment in offshore wind energy projects are expected to propel the offshore wind energy market in the near future. However, till 2019, the year-on-year growth of new offshore wind energy integration was more than 15%, but in 2020 it dropped to around 4%. This fall can be ascribed to the stringent restrictions imposed by the government to stop the spread of Covid-19. This led to a lack of funding, workforce, and spare parts, resulting in project completion delays. Thus, the adverse effects of Covid-19 are expected to negatively impact offshore wind energy investment.

  • The floating foundation segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The floating foundation wind projects can harness higher wind energy from the deep waters, as deep waters have high wind speed, which creates a much more favorable environment for wind turbine operation. Thus, higher productivity is expected to boost the demand for the floating foundation segment in the forecast period.
  • According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, the United Kingdom is expected to provide excellent opportunities for the offshore wind energy market shortly. With the rise in electricity demand and to achieve the net-zero target by 2050, the country needs more than 125 GW of offshore wind energy. This presents a great opportunity in the offshore wind energy market.
  • The United Kingdom is one of the leading countries in the offshore wind energy project market in Europe and the world. The government's supportive policies for the research and development of next-generation wind turbines coupled with an increase in private companies' investment in offshore wind energy projects are expected to drive the market in the country.

Scope of the Report

The Scope of the United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market includes:-

Foundation Type
Fixed Foundation
Floating Foundation
Capacity
Less Than 5 MW
Greater Than or Equal to 5 MW

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Key Market Trends

Floating Foundation Segment to Dominate the Market

  • In the United Kingdom, Wind energy capacity has reached 27.3 GW in 2021, which is higher than 49% of total wind energy production in 2012. The offshore wind energy projects have witnessed a significant rise in the last few years. Offshore wind energy capacity has increased from 2.9 GW in 2010 to 12.7 GW in 2021.
  • On 17th January 2022, the United Kingdom government awarded 17 offshore wind projects in Scotland. The total capacity of projects is expected to be more than 24 GW. The company that completed bidding are Scottish Power Ltd, BP plc., Shell Plc, Ocean Winds, Vattenfall AB, SSE, Falck Renewables S.p.A, DEME, BayWa r.e. AG, Northland Power Inc., and Magnora Offshore Wind. Of these 17 offshore wind energy projects, around ten projects have a floating foundation which accounts for more than 14.7 GW of wind energy production capacity.
  • Furthermore, a floating foundation provides better access to resources; as the floating foundation projects are located in deep water, in such areas, the presence of stronger and more consistent winds increases the efficiency of the wind turbine. Increased efficiency also leads to the lower power generation cost.
  • The floating foundation has a less environmental impact due to less infrastructure development in an offshore location. Furthermore, floating wind turbines are easy to install as there is no need to build the platform, saving the installation cost and future maintenance cost.
  • The government announced that it is going to invest more than USD 42.57 million in floating wind projects and also expects more than USD 37 million from private companies. This investment is expected to achieve the government's 40 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030.
  • Therefore, due to these points, the floating foundation type segment is expected to witness higher demand in the offshore wind energy market during the forecast period.
United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market Share

The Government's Supportive Policies to Promote Offshore Wind Energy Projects

  • The United Kingdom is one of the leading countries in renewable energy project installation. The country will contribute more than 4% of total global renewable energy generation in 2020.
  • Furthermore, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2021, in 2020, the renewable power generation in the United Kingdom was around 127.8 TWh. which is much higher than that of 2010, when the renewable energy power generation was about 22.6 TWh. Wind energy contributed more than 75 TWh in total renewable energy generation in 2020.
  • This increase in the number of renewable energy projects in-country indicates a rise in energy security concerns. For instance, Covid -19 pandemic and during the war between Rasia and Ukraine, the United Kingdom is developing new energy resources to be less dependent on the other country for its energy needs.
  • Thus, the government heavily invests in renewable energy resources to achieve energy security. Notably, the wind energy sector witnessed higher investment than the solar or other types of renewable energy projects. This can be ascribed to wind energy projects' higher power generation potential.
  • According to the IRENA, In 2010, the total wind energy capacity in the United Kingdom was around 9.03 GW, and it increased to 27.1 GW in 2021. Moreover, the United Kingdom government has set a roadmap for the country to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Thus to achieve this ambitious target, the United Kingdom would rely on offshore wind projects. Furthermore, the government has set the target to reach 40 GW of installed capacity by 2030 and 100 GW by 2050.
  • To complete the net-zero emission target, In January 2022, the government has invested more than GBP 60 million in offshore wind. Furthermore, the government is also planning to invest more than GBP 160 million in developing and building new large-scale floating offshore wind ports and factories in the United Kingdom.
  • Due to these initiatives, the offshore wind energy market in the United Kingdom is expected to grow with a significant CAGR during the forecast period.
United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market Report

Competitive Landscape

The United Kingdom offshore wind energy market is moderately fragmented. Ørsted, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A., EDF Renewables, and GE RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Recent Development

  • On 17th January 2022, Shell plc and Scottish Power Ltd. Joint ventures won bids to develop 5 GW of floating wind power in the United Kingdom. Both the companies plan to build and operate two of the world’s first large-scale floating offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom with a power generation capacity of 3 GW and 2 GW.
  • On 28th March 2022, Shell plc. announced a plan to invest around EUR 30 billion n the UK energy system in the next ten years. Around 75 % of total investment is expected to be in renewable energy projects, including offshore wind, hydrogen, and electric mobility.
  • In August 2021, the United Kingdom government announced the investment in the offshore wind manufacturing industry. The government is promoting wind energy projects in the country. Thus, the government is investing more than USD 350 million in the offshore wind manufacturing industry in the Humber region.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Scope of Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Renewable Energy Installed Capacity and Forecast in GW, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 PESTLE Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Foundation Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fixed Foundation

      2. 5.1.2 Floating Foundation

    2. 5.2 Capacity

      1. 5.2.1 Less Than 5 MW

      2. 5.2.2 Greater Than or Equal to 5 MW

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Orsted

      2. 6.3.2 Vestas

      3. 6.3.3 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A.,

      4. 6.3.4 EDF Renewables

      5. 6.3.5 GE RENEWABLE ENERGY

      6. 6.3.6 Scottish Power Ltd, BP p.l.c.

      7. 6.3.7 Shell Plc

      8. 6.3.8 Ocean Winds

      9. 6.3.9 Vattenfall AB

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market is growing at a CAGR of >13.5% over the next 5 years.

Ørsted, Vestas , Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A., , EDF Renewables, GE RENEWABLE ENERGY are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Offshore Wind Energy Market.

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